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$2 - $7
Polish, Cafe, European, Central European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed January 24, 2022

It's a classy cafe, restaurant as well, serves VERY good desserts, cheese case is exceptional (BIG). It's not cheap , but considering the athmosphere and entourage it's woth a visit

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed June 20, 2021

We have ordered today a salad wit cheese and french burger. It was disaster, nothing close to the management photos. Avoid this 0 quality place.....

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed February 11, 2020

The restaurant is welcoming and has a nice atmosphere, me and my family went there for lunch and we started with a traditional polish soup followed by a tasty quiche served with a nice fresh sallad, all local ingredients and our daughter opted for a...burger with french flair. The quality and selection of food and drinks was good and service was professional and friendly. The menu offer a good range to select from both for adult's and kid's, the pricing is mid-range. We be back for more!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
jolantagawrys, Kierownik sprzedaży at Cafe Helenka, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2020

Thank you for visiting and such a nice opinion about Cafe Helenka. We are glad that you have such nice memories. We invite you again to Cafe Helenka. Maybe we can get 5 * in your opinion. See you soon!

Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

Dropped in for drinks and apps. Great deck for outdoor dining. Overlooks a nice square with fountain. Good food, good service. What's not to like?

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 24, 2019

I visited Helenka once - as recommended - for a sorbet. That was a great experience - 3 different sorbet with some whipped cream.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed November 11, 2018

We ate here twice. the first time was good but the second time the burger I had was dry and practically inedible. It was very quiet and they stopped serving beer around 9:30

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We actually ended up eating there 3 times during our stay in Szczawnica. Overall, it's a nice place offering good food for an honest price. Now don't get me wrong - the food was not excellent but it was good. The prices were fair and...so were the portions. On our first visit, however, it was quite difficult to catch the waitress' eye and we had to wait quite a while to be served.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The place in noisy, there is no really food served over there. Fine to meet for some drinks, but do not expect to visit their bathroom/toilet, terrible dirty spot.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

We were a group of 12 people, mainly family and we thought that this would be perfect place to have Sunday lunch in. Unfortunately we were unable to eat in the restaurant as waitress told us it is impossible to move tables in order to...accommodate us! She was surprised that we couldn’t sit at separate tables!!! And said that tables were heavy to lift I assured her that we would move them ourselves and put them back in their right place after meal. Unfortunately we were not able to do that either, reason being “we do not move tables” I am really shocked as we were in Poland for a week and managed to eat in various locations, cities and restaurant and we were never refused to move tables!!! I need to add that idea of going to restaurant in company of 12 and being advised to eat at separate tables is appalling! I am very disappointed as restaurant itself looks beautiful and is well located. Unfortunately we needed to go elsewhere.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

its difficult not to go there as this restaurant is located in the very center of the nice zdrojowy square where you should go anyway. So its quite nice to sit outside there.... but the food is very average. bad polish dishes (pierogi bad soup)...maybe..better to go there for a coffee as you can eat poor food evrywhere. this place claims to have french? or italian? cousine - i tried the polish one and they really dont care what they serve so i doubt that its french or italian cousine would be betterMore

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed July 23, 2017

The place is nice and spacious, but the food is just ok. Coffee was good. They should work at the children corner for sure...

Date of visit: January 2017
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

Nice cafe in a historical building with beautifull interior. The coffee and the cakes are very good. Only drawback is that once when we arrived 20 minutes before closing we had to leave - they didn't serve any hot drinks - not coffee or tea....StrangeMore

Date of visit: May 2017
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

Omg!! I have nerver eaten such desserts!! Its just outregous! Coffee also, but fondant and Pavlova, just rocked my world!

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

We had a delicious meal here on our first night, i had the veggie dumplings and my partner had the meat dumplings. He had the hot beer and i had the hot spiced wine and both were very nice. We had lunch there on our...last day to and i had the pea and mint soup which was delicious and my partner said his steak burger was one of the best he's tasted. The staff are very friendly, we had a lovely waitress who had a big smile for us everytime she came to our table and the service was excellent. Prices were resonable. Highly recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: January 2017
Reviewed December 15, 2016

when going up up from the valey with a water..., just above the mineral springs... cozy nice place for chill out and quick break, fantastic ice cream however pricey

Date of visit: July 2016
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Cafe Helenka is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5